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Why We Are Losing The American Dream

Posted by on Friday, October 3, 2014,
Republican policies do not work. We have tried them every which way and they fail each time. They didn’t work just before the Great Depression. They didn't work under the Bush administration which caused the Great Recession. They are failing in  states with Republican governers such as Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have slashed taxes for the wealthy and corporations and are now in deep financial trouble. The problem isn't that these governors failed to i...

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The War On Social Security & Medicare Exposed

Posted by on Tuesday, November 5, 2013,
Sign this Petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-dismantling-social-1 from Senator Bernie Sanders to stop dismantling Social Security and Medicare.

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Once Upon a Time...This was a Prosperous Nation

Posted by on Saturday, August 10, 2013,

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The Truth About Wealth Re-Distribution and Taxes

Posted by on Tuesday, March 5, 2013,
The shill politicians that represent the Republican Party today are nothing more than hollow puppets for groups like the Koch Brothers American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Grover Norquist’s group Americans For Prosperity and others that facilitate a movement of wealth. While those on the far right accuse Obama and Democrats of being socialists and wanting income re-distribution, it has already occurred. Some of us have tried to illustrate how the wealth in the United States has bee...
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A Message to Congress Regarding "Entitlements"

Posted by on Saturday, January 5, 2013,
Not surprisingly, when it comes to deficit reduction and spending, the only thing the GOP mentions cutting is "entitlements"-- benefits that Americans have EARNED and have kept our elderly from sinking into the despair of poverty. Yes, health care costs are rising out of control but that is due to the for-profit factor. Republicans have long wanted to do dismantle Medicare (and Social Security) to turn it over to feed the voracious and damaging appetite of Wall St. However, neither SS no...
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Tax The Rich: An Animated Real-Life Fairy Tale

Posted by on Wednesday, December 5, 2012,

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Yes, Republicans, President Obama Really DOES Have a Mandate!

Posted by on Wednesday, November 7, 2012,
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News last night after Obama's win, “...this is not a mandate in the number [of electoral votes]...”

Fox News repeated the "no mandate" line several times throughout the night after the results came in.

Twitter was ablaze with comments from the right echoing the "he has no mandate" refrain.

Herman Caine tweeted that, "Obama won on Popularity", as if that were a bad thing. Apparently, Mr. Caine is unaware of how elections work.

This has ...

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Romney/Ryan's Abraca-Tax-Cuts

Posted by on Thursday, October 11, 2012,

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Why Obama Now

Posted by on Sunday, October 7, 2012,
Simpsons / Family Guy animator Lucas Gray created this animated short about the big choice in 2012's presidential election. Share this with your family and friends.

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That was Flip-not-Mitt-Romney Who Showed Up At the Debate

Posted by on Thursday, October 4, 2012,

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The Real Agenda Of Mitt Romney and Republicans

Posted by on Friday, September 28, 2012,

Rolling Stone
lays it out:

It was tempting to dismiss Mitt Romney's hard-right turn during the GOP primaries as calculated pandering. In the general election – as one of his top advisers famously suggested – Romney would simply shake the old Etch A Sketch and recast himself as the centrist who governed Massachusetts. But with the selection of vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan, the shape-shifting Romney has locked into focus – cementing himself as the frontman for the far-right partisan...

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Evangelical Blogger Compiles List of Mitt Romney's Lies

Posted by on Sunday, September 9, 2012,


Over the past 30 weeks, Mitt Romney has told lie after lie after lie, 533 lies in all.  This list, below, was compiled by Fred Clark, an evangelical blogger:


Click the links above. Read the lists. Clink the links within the articles.

Happy reading! (Warning: This could take a while.)

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The Disastrous Ryan-Romney Economic Plan & The Republican Strategy of Deception

Posted by on Thursday, August 23, 2012,

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How Much Would YOU Pay? Compare Obama & Romney's Tax Plans

Posted by on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,

middle class family taxes

Independent tax experts reported that Mitt Romney's $5 trillion plan to cut taxes for the wealthy would mean a $2,000 tax hike for the average middle-class family.

So what does it all mean for you and your family? Check out this simple Online Tax Calculator—enter your income and see the difference for middle-class Americans. To make it more interesting, compare your results to someone making 1.5 million dollars a year.

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Mitt Romney's Abuse of Tax Payers Money: John McCain Spoke Out

Posted by on Sunday, July 29, 2012,

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The Truth About the Deficit, Social Security, Medicare, and the Middle Class

Posted by on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,

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Bain Damage

Posted by on Friday, July 20, 2012,

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35 Excellent Questions for Mitt Romney

Posted by on Tuesday, July 17, 2012,
TJ Walker, of Forbes, posed 35 questions that Mitt Romney needs to answer relating to his involvement with Bain Capital, his sole claim to fame as a job creator.

Mitt Romney insists that he is not responsible for any of the decisions made by Bain after February 1999. In particular, those decisions that led to bankruptcy
, shut down factories, dumped workers' pensions on the backs of tax payers and outsourced thousands of jobs overseas, while Bain and Romney walked away with hundreds of million...
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How The Middle Class Got Screwed

Posted by on Saturday, July 7, 2012,
Watch this explanation about happened to the American Middle Class...and why the American Dream has slipped so far out of reach for many families, and what we can do about it.  To learn more, visit RebuildTheDream.com

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The Abandonment of the Middle Class...

Posted by on Saturday, June 9, 2012,
Party of the Rich
The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's balance sheet. Cloaking himself in the language of class warfare, he calls on a hostile Congress to end wasteful tax breaks for the rich.

"We're going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share," h...
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How Did Mitt Romney Make His Millions?

Posted by on Friday, June 8, 2012,
Mitt Romney likes to tout his business experience as a valuable asset that he could use in the Executive Office to get this economy "going again". The questions you must ask yourself are, "going where, going for whom, and is Romney's brand of expertise the kind of business experience that is going to help all Americans?"

Learn more about Venture Capitalism in this short video below and decide for yourself:

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The Republican Plan to Get the Economy Moving

Posted by on Saturday, June 2, 2012,
What will the Republicans do to get the economy moving again?  Find out, in these two videos!

Welcome to "Trickle Down Tales",  where all your economic questions will be answered:

 Plus, Austerity & Neo-Nazis, Oh my!

Despite what conservatives would have you believe, the economy is not like an indebted family. Our economic debt is mostly money we owe to each other; even more important, our income mostly comes from selling things to each other. Your spending is my income, and my spending is yo...
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Deficits, Spending, Taxes and Gas Prices Are All On the Decline

Posted by on Wednesday, May 16, 2012,

According to Michael Linden, Director for Tax and Budget Policy, Federal spending is lower now than it was when President Obama took office. Linden shared the following in a recent column:

In January 2009, before President Obama had even taken the oath of office, annual spending was set to total 24.9 percent of gross domestic product. Total spending this year, fiscal year 2012, is expected to top out at 23.4 percent of GDP.

Here’s another interesting fact. Taxes today are lower than th...

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Posted by on Wednesday, May 2, 2012,

You may have heard the claim that about half of Americans pay no Federal Income Tax. That’s a true fact. Slightly less than  50% of all households paid no Federal Income Tax in 2012. The number one reason should come as no surprise. It’s because they have low incomes.

I'd like to remind those who whine that, "46% of people don't pay Federal Income Taxes", that, in fact, that group pays exactly what a Millionaire pays on that same first share of their earned income. In other words, if you w...
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Posted by on Thursday, February 23, 2012,
Though oil demand is at its lowest since 1997, oil prices (and gas prices along with them) are once again on the rise and the GOP wants even more handouts to Big Oil. 

Analysts project that gas prices will top $4 a gallon nationally and perhaps reach record highs later this year.  Despite relatively low demand and surging production levels in the U.S., prices are rising due to a variety of factors, including instability in the Middle East, but even more so, unregulated Wall Street speculation...

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CONSERVATIVE ECONOMIST on Where the Right Went Wrong

Posted by on Sunday, February 12, 2012,
Conservative Economist Bruce Bartlett wrote "the bible" for the Reagan Revolution, worked on domestic policy for the Reagan White House and served as a top treasury official under the first President Bush. Bartlett argues that right-wing tax policies -- pushed in part by Grover Norquist and Tea Party activists -- are destroying the country's economic foundation. 

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Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2011,

Theodore Roosevelt was a long-time leader of the Republican party, and U.S. President (1901-1909)

"The Republican Party has totally abdicated its job in our democracy, which is to act as the guardian of fiscal discipline and responsibility. They're on an anti-tax jihad – one that benefits the prosperous classes."  -- Republican David Stockman, who served as budget director under Reagan.

It's difficult to imagine today, but taxing the rich wasn't always a major flash point of American politic...
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Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2011,
See who's on board with the Occupy Wall Street protests! He's a charismatic, revolutionary leader who is hated by the banks and Republicans.

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HERMAN CAIN: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Posted by on Wednesday, October 19, 2011,
Only the wealthy would benefit from GOP Presidential Primary Candidate Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan.

The Tax Policy Center has released its analysis of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, and it finds that the only people who would benefit from it are those making more than $200,000 a year. Everyone else, especially the poor, would pay more. And the middle class would now have the highest effective federal tax rate.

Those making $1 million a year or more would get a tax cut of nearly $500,000, a 15% change...
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